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Regulatory & Compliance Officer (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:512552
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (DVCA) portfolio reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, and is responsible for key areas of the University. The University of Queensland exists in a world of rapid change and considerable opportunity. A foundational mission, however, remains to graduate students with the knowledge, skills and attributes that allow them to determine and flourish in their futures. The DVC(A) portfolio is responsible for upholding the University’s commitment to high quality learning and teaching; promoting a culture of excellence across the student experience; leading initiatives aimed at student success and retention, and integration of services for students; and quality standards.

About This Opportunity

The Office of the DVCA (ODVCA) is responsible for the successful delivery of a broad range of strategic initiatives that are essential to the aims of the DVC(A) portfolio and its remit. The office is led by the Director - Planning and Operations and ensures the efficient day-to-day functioning of the portfolio, including compliance with all regulatory and reporting requirements.

As Regulatory and Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the Director – Planning and Operations, whilst providing high level professional support, advice, policy research and analysis to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactively scan higher education policy nationally and internationally for best practice and emerging issues
  • Critically evaluate, review and assist in the development of relevant policies and procedures
  • Support the Director – Planning and Operations in the drafting and provision of timely, well-informed and contextualised written and verbal advice on a range of issues related to the portfolio
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining effective relationships and lines of communication with key organisational units

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside relevant postgraduate qualifications (or progress towards postgraduate qualifications) and extensive relevant experience, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in the research and preparation of complex documentation, such as higher education policy submissions, briefing papers and executive reports
  • Expertise in the interpretation of higher education, teaching and learning policy, relevant regulatory requirements and legislation in relation to The University of Queensland
  • Highly developed skills in the compilation, analysis and synthesis of detailed policy information and the ability to communicate it effectively to stakeholders
  • Ability to monitor, track and report on complex, university wide initiatives and contribute to effective governance

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $100,264 – $112,583, plus super of 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $117,309 - $131,723.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 512552_Regulatory and Compliance Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ms Sue Chapple, Senior Manager, Academic Projects via

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (in the attached PD),
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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